“The brief but colourful parliamentary career of the Tory Louise Mensch has formally ended with a bizarre tradition.
Because MPs cannot resign in the conventional sense, Mensch had to accept a "paid office of the Crown", a new job that disqualified her from membership of the Commons.
The chancellor, George Osborne, has appointed her to be steward and bailiff of the Manor of Northstead, one of the two posts that allow MPs to leave the Commons.
The job is a sinecure, with no actual responsibilities – the manor house itself is under a lake near Scarborough.” Guardian 30/8/2012
Which century are we living in? Who said there is no case for reform?
Shame she does not have to live there. She could usefully take some of her colleagues with her and see if we missed them.